Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

Taxpayers left footing bill for election case

Tue, 07 Oct 2014

Taxpayers have been left to foot a bill exceeding £1 million for the Douglas East by-election court case.

Final figures for the case which culminated in a seven week trial in 2012 are in - and show it cost £1,377,255.

Of this over £660,000 was paid to UK Counsel and more than £500,000 was spent on Legal Aid.

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare says he thinks a number of issues now need addressing:


  • Eddie Teare MHK


Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed